MESA ROADSTER REVIEW

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MESA ROADSTER REVIEW

Post by zao » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:16 am

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This badboy is the real deal, I'm blown away so far. I there's a lot of tones in this amp, plus its nice to be able to have the cleans in 100w and gain ch in 50w.
Build quility is very solid and doesn't feel cheap. It looks badass too
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This amp has some really nice clean tones, I was using my tele and the brit mode and the gain around 3 oclock and had a nice low gain rockish tone, fat mode does just that and is a nice big fat clean. I can make it stay clean with no breakup which I really like or I can add some dirt. Pickin intro stuff like fade to black sounds beautiful.
I've owned the rectoverb,dual and triple rects and none of them had a clean this good, it also had the tweed mode which is more fender like and the brit is more marshall clean. Channels 1 and 2 are both cleans.

Ch3 and 4 are the gain channels, I only tried vintage and modern on ch3 and modern on ch4. But the first thing I noticed is that its not as buzzy, it has a clearer sounding gain, I also think the feel and pick attack is a little tighter and the lowed doesn't sag as much. Its gonna take me a while to really find all the tones but there's plenty of them.
I have the 6l6 in it now and I'm gonna leave them in for now. I'm glad mesa built this amp because I liked the rectos but always felt they were too buzzy and loose. It seems they fixed some of that. I would say anybody who's looking for a dual or triple should give the roadster a chance. i had a chance to boost it and it takes well to the od9 i use. there alot of lowend on this amp, i use it with my vht cab and it matches up very good with it.
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Post by jylo83 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:07 am

This is gona be my nxt amp :-D

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Post by robbo » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:51 pm

^
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Post by KH Guitar Freak » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:39 am

Mesa got it right this time, I played one, was sex...

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Post by zao » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:50 am

i agree, i like it better than the singl,dual and triple rectifiers i used to own, i change amps alot but this is a amp i really like and i still have it.
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Post by egmhq » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:21 am

My fucking ghod!!!... your room is SOOOOOOOOO schweeeeet!

I best be getting me one of those!

Stage one, commenced!

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Post by Thrashanova » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:04 pm

egmhq wrote:
My fucking ghod!!!... your room is SOOOOOOOOO schweeeeet!
x2, thats some amazing gear you have there dude

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Post by zao » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:31 pm

thanks guys :D
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Post by ShockMe.au » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:46 am

Thrashanova wrote:
egmhq wrote:
My fucking ghod!!!... your room is SOOOOOOOOO schweeeeet!
x2, thats some amazing gear you have there dude
x 3, thats an incredible collection.
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http://www.espguitars.com/users/1990076

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Post by illuminati » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:02 pm

I like the look of that jackson toxic!!!

Sweet setup. also the effort of having all the pics and stuff set up like that. you definatly get an A for effort!!

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Post by wildrat666 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:21 pm

thanks for the tip. I´m gonna get one tomorrow. mesa are good amps.I have thought of this amp for a long time. you convinced me!

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Post by wildrat666 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:15 am

Got it!!! amazing amp. tighter than the ordinary dual recton. super sound and the cleans are the best i´ve heard. monster amp

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Post by robbo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:36 am

by way of contrast, anyone who picks up their 4th 5150 is not allowed to comment on clean tones ever, let alone mention the best.

for real.




ve never played a roadster, but the roadking head has nice cleans, but the best? no. dragon/cobra's are better.

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Post by wildrat666 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:12 am

[quote="robbo"]by way of contrast, anyone who picks up their 4th 5150 is not allowed to comment on clean tones ever, let alone mention the best.

for real.




ve never played a roadster, but the roadking head has nice cleans, but the best? no. dragon/cobra's are better.[/quoteat least i´m honest!!!iplay a lot of different amps for different kind of music but Ive never played on a cobra or dragon. hmmmmm

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Post by zao » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:36 pm

i owned a cobra and ive played the dragon and the cobra does have slightly better cleans than the roadtser but the roadtser can get a couple different types of cleans and some low gain tones that sounded better.
i really like the cobra alot and the roadtser is cool too, i will take a cobra or roadtser over the single,dual and triple rect i used to own, the roadtser is my fav mesa.
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